Inside a Montana homestead with a stunning mountain rustic aesthetic


Altius Design Group designed this rustic mountain homestead with a modern elegance that is located in Whitefish, a resort town in the Rocky Mountains of northwest Montana. Some features of this dwelling include reclaimed wood siding, built-in storage, innovative seating and sleeping arrangements, a barn door, bookshelves, and a large kitchen island.

The facade boasts an attractive combination of lichen-covered shingles, Montana fieldstone, and reclaimed timbers, giving a weathered and rugged aesthetic to the exterior. Aside from the windows and doors, the only new materials on the exterior are the asphalt/fiberglass roof shingles, selected for their economical and fire-resistant features.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Altius Design Group BUILDER Bigfork Builders INTERIOR DESIGN Sue Williams IRON WORK Damon Designs


What We Love: This Montana homestead is a beautiful example of modern mountain living that seamlessly integrates the rugged outdoors into luxurious living spaces. The design is a reflection of the owner’s desire to select repurposed elements to make the home appear as though it has always been on the property. The views on this property are breathtaking, which can be enjoyed from the spacious outdoor decks and charming screened-in porch.

Tell Us: What elements in the design of this mountain retreat do you find most appealing? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Be sure to take a look at a couple of other amazing home tours that we have highlighted here on One Kindesign in the state of Montana: Tour a warm and inviting ski chalet nestled in Montana’s snowy peaks and Inside a ski-in and ski-out retreat amidst the glorious Yellowstone Club,


The interior of this 5,000-square-foot dwelling is a delight to the senses, reflecting an east coast take on traditional western design elements. The hand-hewn beams and wood slab siding offer an inviting warmth and create a sense of home. The painted millwork and smooth white walls give the interior a clean, modern look. Together, these elements create a balanced and stylish atmosphere that is both inviting and current.


Above: In the dining room, antique crystal chandeliers hang from a repurposed part of an old wagon, including the original metal for holding the tack. The dining chairs are from Restoration Hardware. On the wall, the sunburst mirror is from Gilt. On the beautiful wood console table from Terrain is a horse sculpture sourced from Layla Grace.


Above: This stylish kitchen features shaker-style custom cabinets topped with gray soapstone countertops. The pendant lights over the island are from Restoration Hardware. The bar stools were sourced from Ballard Designs. The floors are reclaimed fir and larch blends.


Above: In the family room, the light fixture was custom designed by the interior designer and owner of the home, Sue Williams. It was custom fabricated by Damon Designs, who does architectural metal work. Adorning the mantel, vintage bowling pins provide a touch of whimsy.


Above: In the great room, the white-painted millwork and pops of orange provide a fresh twist to the traditional western atmosphere of this space. The industrial coffee table and wine barrel chandelier were both sourced from Restoration Hardware. The velvet slipper chairs in a charcoal gray hue are from Jayson Home, while the plaid armchair is from Anthropologie. The stone fireplace adds a timeless elegance to the room, where the hearth is ledgestone, cut from Montana fieldstone.


Above: On the wall above the window seat is one of the homeowner’s favorite decor pieces, a pair of antique crystal and stag head sconces that were spotted on eBay.


Above: French doors open into a hallway that leads to the owner’s bedroom suite along with a home office.


Above: The bedroom features a mix of high and low pieces, including bedside lamps from Target. The gray checked cotton coverlet on the bed is by Peacock Alley and sourced through Tuesday Morning. A pair of tufted stools at the end of the bed is from Restoration Hardware. The striking chandelier is from Layla Grace.



Above: In this cozy bunk bedroom, Swedish army blankets add a pop of color to the white down comforters and custom millwork. Suspended from the ceiling, the galvanized lampshade was originally part of a milking apparatus. Integrated into the wall are little cubbies for storing books and electronics.






Above: This Montana homestead features a cozy screened-in porch for seasonal indoor-outdoor living. This space offers comfortable wicker furnishings with colorful cushions sourced from Target. Add timeless appeal to this space is the old trunk repurposed as a coffee table and the white antique side table.



PHOTOGRAPHER Altius Design, Longviews Studios

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4 months ago

I love all the natural wood. The logs, the beans, the trim without the heavy darkness normally found in log cabins. It’s beautiful